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Charlemagne's Kingdom

8808 North Main Street, Helen, GA 30545
(706) 878-2200
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Ranked #10 of 21 Attractions in Helen
Type: Tours, Museums
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Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Spend at least 45 minutes just trying to take it all in. The display is so well done. Even have hot air balloons floating over the "landscape". It is $10 per person but the Welcome Center has coupons for $2 off.

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

When in Helen, GA, this is an exhibit not to be missed. This has to be the largest miniature trains attraction ever. They have; The North Sea, German Autobahn, Rhine River, Bonn Railroad Station, an Industrial area, Cable Cars, and of course the huge mountain. This exhibit is two stories high! There is so much intricate detail, so be sure... More

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The actual display is amazing! UFO crashes, full cities, I think I even saw Thomas the tank engine! My son loved it and got some really cool German coloring books after!

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Topeka, Kansas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Charlemagne's Kingdom is an Alpine Model railroad layout of parts of Germany. The buildings and landscapes are replicas of some that exist there. As I have visited Germany twice I eagerly searched for familiar landmarks. Our group consisted of three generations and all ages enjoyed the fascinating exhibit. The only disappointment was that the exhibit is showing its age. It... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I felt like kid again seeing the detail with the miniature house's and buildings laying out before me. The sound effects added to my imagination. I have always liked model trains and the creator could not have done any better with his layout. A must see even though you may not have children.

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Shalimar, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you like trains, this is the place to go. A fantastic replica of Germany from Bremerhaven to the Bodensee is on display with active trains cursing the tracks. This is something for the whole family -- don't miss it!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

So charming!! The couple who own/create/run it are simply terrific......(adults are $5, kids are free "An adult is anyone with a drivers license")...if you follow along with the brochure you're given, you can very easily see where all the Bavarian cities/landmarks are-especially looking down from top floor....if you have kids who like model trains, you can't pass this one up...take... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The miniature train journey around Germany was amazing! The years of intricate work has produced a wonderful diorama...I won't mention any details (don't want to ruin your surprise) but it's well worth the visit!!!

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Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Sweet couple with a passion for what they do. They spent time teaching my son how to work a train set in their store and just seemed to beam doing it. The model is amazing, the attention to detail was amazing!!!!!

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Finally got around to visiting the kingdom. They advertise it as being Germany from sea to sea. It definitely has some long hours invested, but was unable figure out where each city was supposed to be in the display. Also it was really hot after paying $5 a person and being told it had a/c. Definitely something to see once,... More

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